Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Homework Number 4-50 (05/23/2018)

Please return all three trip slips.

Math
Blue Handbook
Read pages 324-325

page 325, answer numbers 1 and 2
page 326, answer number 4
page 327, answer numbers 5-6, and 10

Science
Read pages 550-555 in your science textbook.  Answer questions 3-5 on page 555.

ELA
Revise, edit, and rewrite the short response from last week.  (Due on Thursday.)

Social Studies
Your BIG History essay (100 points) is due on Friday.  You should have the introduction and body done by tomorrow.

Your history page (100 points) and map (50 points) are due on Tuesday.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Homework Number 4-49 (05/22/2018)

Math
Complete your coordinate plane.
Complete all worksheets from today.

Science
Tomorrow, I will collect two pieces of paper:
  1. Your diagrams (pictures) of an animal cell and a plant cell (on white paper). The diagrams are found on pages 364 (animal cell) and 365 (plant cell). (25 points)
  2. Your loose-leaf with a written comparison between plant and animal cells.  Use your diagrams to help you write the paragraph. (25 points)



Here are the directions you received during class:

  1. On white paper, draw a diagram of an animal cell and a diagram of a plant cell.  Use color to identify different features.
  2. In a paragraph with two C-E-Rs, compare and contrast animal and plant cells.  (Explain how they are both similar to and different from each other.)


ELA
Revise, edit, and rewrite the short response from last week.  (Due on Thursday.)

Social Studies
  1. The published copy of your BIG History essay is due on Friday.  (I will also collect your draft.) You should have the introduction and a body paragraph finished by tomorrow.
  2. Your BIG History Map is due on Monday.  You should be able to tell me what your map will look like by tomorrow.


Map (50 points)
1. Include a title for your map (10 points).
  2. Draw a map that gives background or helps to explain your topic.  If you print a map, you must color it or find some other way to customize it. Your map should be easy to read and attractive. (20 points).
3. Include a map key to explain what is on your map (10 points).
  4. All labels and parts of the key are spelled correctly

(10 points).

Monday, May 21, 2018

Homework Number 4-48 (05/21/2018)

Math
Blue Handbook
Read pages 302-303.
page 303, answer questions 11-12
page305, answer questions 22-27

Identify the polyhedrons.

Science
Please finish any classwork you did not complete.  (See below.)


Classwork while Mr. Parise is grading MOSLs:

  1. Read pages 544-549 in your textbook.
  2. Add the words highlighted in yellow to your science dictionary.
  3. Explain how plants have adapted to life on land.
  4. Describe the difference between vascular and nonvascular plants.

ELA
Read chapter 12 in The Giver.  Summarize the reading in a paragraph in your notebook.

Social Studies
The first draft of your BIG History essay is due tomorrow.  Use the rubric below to help you complete this draft.
(50 points, 10 points for each paragraph)


Introduction
Body1
Body 2
Body 3
Conclusion


Grading Rubric for the Writing Piece (100 points)
This is how I will grade your final copy, which is due on Friday.
1. Clearly Identify the topic and give a specific date or range of dates (20 points).

2. Give detail and background about your topic (including at least one date) and explain why it is an important part of history that people should
know about.  You should write two body paragraphs for this part.  Use details from your research. (40 points)

3. Make a clear connection between your topic and other material you learned about this year in any of your classes.  
Explain how these two topics (ants and slavery, for example) are connected (20 points).

4. Type or write neatly and observe the writing conventions that we have practiced all year .
YOU MAY WRITE IN THE FIRST PERSON (use the word “I”) FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT. (20 points)

(Plan your writing so that the final product is an organized essay like the ones that we have been writing all year. You do not need a counterclaim for this essay. Ask for an essay rubric if you need help.)

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Homework Number 4-47 (05/17/2018)
Please return all permission slips to your homeroom teacher.

Math
Please complete the worksheet on the volume of rectangular prisms.

Science
Please note that this is the same homework from yesterday.  You do not have to do it again if you already completed this assignment.

In your spiral UA Notebook, please identify an adaptation that allows the animal you are studying to thrive in its environment.  Write a paragraph with a C-E-R (claim-evidence-rationale) that describes how this adaptation helps the animal to survive and thrive (do well).

ELA
Read and summarize chapter 10 in The Giver.
Bring in #2 pencils for your Math MOSL.
Return your field day permission slips.

Social Studies
Create a detailed, specific plan for your BIG History essay in your spiral notebook.  Include specific facts and at least one date. You must plan for five paragraphs:

Introduction
Body1
Body 2
Body 3
Conclusion
Follow the instructions on the BIG History handout.

Remember to include background, a clear claim (thesis), specific facts (with citations), strong links, and a separate conclusion that restates your claim.  (25 points for the plan)

YOUR DRAFT IS DUE ON TUESDAY. (50 points)

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Homework Number 4-46 (05/16/2018)

Math
Complete the worksheet on the area of complex shapes.

Complete the MOSL practice.

Science
In your spiral UA Notebook, please identify an adaptation that allows the animal you are studying to thrive in its environment.  Complete the following TASK in a C-E-R:

"Identify the animal you are studying and explain how one of its adaptations helps it to thrive (do well) in its environment." (1 paragraph)

ELA
You have no new homework tonight.

Social Studies
Your BIG History Timeline is due on Thursday.  Follow the instructions on the handout. You must have at least 10 dates on the graph paper that I gave you.

(50 points)

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Homework Number 4-45 (05/15/2018)

Math
Complete the worksheet on finding the area of complex shapes.

Buckle Down Book
page 178, complete questions 9, 10, 13 on volume

Science
Complete a sketch of the animal that you are studying in your spiral UA notebook.  Practice drawing in three dimensions (with solid shapes) and using shading.

drawing 3-d shapes
How to Shade with a Pencil


Your Science MOSL is tomorrow.  Get a full night’s sleep and bring in two sharpened pencils.

ELA
Read to the end of chapter 7 in The Giver.  Summarize your reading in your notebook.

Social Studies
1. Due Wednesday:
Please write the following information on loose-leaf paper.  Your paper should be set up exactly as you see below. Please do not change any of the words.  This page will serve as the plan for your BIG History Essay. (50 points)


  1. Specific Topic:
  2. Five Research Facts about your topic (with at least one date):
  3. Plan for presentation (what your page will look like):
  4. Thesis (the claim you are making about your topic and why we should know aboutit):


2. Due Thursday:
Your BIG History Timeline is due.  Follow the instructions on the handout. (50 points)

Monday, May 14, 2018

Homework Number 4-44 (05/14/2018)

Math
Complete the worksheet on finding the area of complex shapes.

Science
Read the Zoo Visit handout that I gave you in class.  Answer numbers 1-5 in your UA notebook.

ELA
Review your notes on The Giver.  You will have a short writing assignment tomorrow.

Social Studies
Due Wednesday:


Please write the following information on loose-leaf paper.  Your paper should be set up exactly as you see below. Please do not change any of the words.  This page will serve as the plan for your BIG History Essay. (50 points)


  1. Specific Topic:
  2. Five Research Facts about your topic (with at least one date):
  3. Plan for presentation (what your page will look like):
  4. Thesis (the claim you are making about your topic and why we should know about it):
(50 points)


Sample Thesis Number One:
“Studying outsiders throughout history is important because it helps us to think about the right way to treat people who are different or ‘outsiders’ today.”
(“Outsiders” from American history: slaves, immigrants, members of religious minorities, etc.)


Sample Thesis Number Two:
“The life cycle of a star is like the life cycle of a country because both of them get more complicated over time, go through a violent period (like a supernova explosion or revolution), and then turn into something new (like a black hole or a democracy).”
(You are making the claim that two things that do not seem related, like a star and a country, are really connected in an important way.)